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June 2014
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Cancer Institute of New Jersey Leader Named Executive Officer of Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium



Susan Goodin, PharmD, executive director of statewide affairs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been named as Executive Officer to the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. Dr. Goodin, who is also a professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will work closely with consortium members in the development of national cancer clinical trials stemming from collaborative science.Learn more

Helping Melanoma Survivors Engage in Sun Protection Behaviors through a Web Tool



Even though melanoma patients are at an increased risk of disease recurrence, research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that many patients do not perform a regular, thorough self-exam of their skin or sufficiently engage in sun protection behaviors. To address these concerns, Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Elliot J. Coups, PhD, who is also an associate professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will explore developing a web-based intervention for this group with the help of a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.Learn more

Improved Methods to Identify Frequent E-Cigarette Users is Needed



As the prevalence of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) continues to grow, research from investigators at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows more defined survey measurements are needed to better identify established users. Cristine Delnevo, PhD, MPH, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Cancer Institute, says it is key to delineate experimental or ever use from adoption or established use.Learn more

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